Category: Internets

There’s nothing quite like a light show

In honour of my graduation tomorrow, and the discovery of everything that is good and bad about the internet, I present Rock-afire Explosion‘s “cover” of Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”:

Yeah, uh … yeah. Strangely hypnotic and also, of course, terrifying. Thanks(?) to Bob Mackey for this knowledge.

Believe it or not, this is not simply laziness in place of something real (laziness is not posting anything for the majority of a month). I think that this video represents what the internet is designed for: sometimes you see something so simply, incredibly weird that it has to be passed along. A lot of the things that I look at on the internet are “discovered” by other people; I lead a second or third hand existence on the computer because I don’t have the patience to sift through all of the noise to get to the crux of the matter. Most of the time, I don’t even see what other people have brought to my attention.
Youtube, to me, represents time, and while I can devote hours to a video game, a movie, a TV series, somehow giving just five or six minutes to a video on the internet seems just like so much effort. Still, singing bears with soulless eyes can somehow pierce me to the core.

Smell the Glove Fear the Boot!

So you may recall Shamus’ gambit DM of the Rings. Well, Shamus is now owned by the denizens of the internet, and has followed it with a legitimately drawn comic, Chainmail Bikini.

The last year has left Shamus open to the darkest criticisms known to man, finding internet popularity, and already they’re trying to tear strips off of him. What we’ve got so far is writing comparable to DM of the Rings, which is not surprising because it’s been confirmed that they’re the same characters in the D&D group, drawings, and different fonts used for each character. While this makes sense to differentiate the characters from each other in the fantasy segments, I think that legibility may be a bit of a problem for Josh and Marcus.

Otherwise, I salute Shamus for having the ability to get a distinctive voice out there. As someone presently struggling to find my own voice, Beyonce style (if you don’t … if you won’t … listeeeeeeen), it’s something that I definitely admire. Some day, perhaps you’ll even want to read Batrock.net, gentle readers!

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